Conjurer (UK)
Pathos


4.4
superb

Review

by Robert Garland STAFF
July 1st, 2022 | 225 replies


Release Date: 07/01/2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Venomous metal magic!

The gentle acoustic introduction that acts as Páthos gateway hides a pure, dissonant rage. “It Dwells” quickly moves from cinematic tone setter to a blistering collective of sludge, post-metalcore and bombastic black metal. Umbrella terminology that falls incredibly short of describing just how visceral and majestic Páthos is as a whole. “Rot” much like the rest of the music to follow is incredible. A whirlwind of drum gymnastics bounce into the razor trill of guitar melodies and Conjurer’s now signature punchy roar. So far, Páthos is about as laid back as a roller coaster virgin on their maiden voyage, virtues of heavier climes abound. Screams of fear and pleasure? Guaranteed. A doomier “All You Will Remember” and “Basilisk” may bridge the gap between a roaring dash down yonder slope, but the contrast between the ethereal twinkling skyline and the furor or rushing concrete adds wholly to the majesty [and scope] to which this UK act have become known for—venom intact. Despite the loading, Páthos is heavier in the back end, as long as you provide an exception for the album’s finale “Cracks In The Pyre”. That right there would be a success story, probably like the roller coaster virgin making it to the end of the ride without puking, but Páthos breathes in heaviness and unleashes razor compositions like “Suffer Alone” complete with jagged, frenzied riffs and infectious head-bopping grooves. Where the group’s debut floundered (even if only a minimal sense), the sophomore has rectified, maturing over the space of four years. Conjurer may release music at a slower scale than fans would like, but at least this portrait of anger, catharsis and occasional pensive ascension is a complete effort, tailor made to be the explosive piece of art it is.




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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.4

Feeling cute. Might 4.6 this.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17872 Comments


Sounds like a mandatory jam, gotta check asap

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.4

Thanks for your patronage Fern : )

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17872 Comments


I'm always interested in your cooking, mate

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


4589 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ahh hype, wonderful review chef!

caught these guys live a little while back and they played a bunch of new stuff which sounded sick, excited to check this

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.4

I’m getting worried I’m all hype right now. My last three review scores are…close together.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2022


15301 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Weeeelllllppppppp

combustion07
July 1st 2022


10593 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Excited to check this one! Mire still gets play. Good review sir

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.4

Mars, you’ll just have to resign yourself to this good tier music sir

Pikazilla
July 1st 2022


23607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

very excited to check

henryChinaski
July 1st 2022


4589 Comments


damn, had no idea this comes out today, will check!!!

Purpl3Spartan
July 1st 2022


4481 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will check nice rev

Demon of the Fall
July 1st 2022


25460 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was already moderately hyped for this



may be entering overdrive territory now

BitterJalapenoJr
July 1st 2022


102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's been a loooooong wait for this. Cannot wait to spin after work. Excellent write up as always Robert

BenThatsMyJamin
July 1st 2022


3954 Comments


Idk why but these guys' br00tal stuff does nothing for me next to Curse These Metal Hands. Singles were ok and I will give this a full listen but Mire had almost no emotional impact on me. Maybe it's Pijn that makes CTMH so good hmm.....

BenThatsMyJamin
July 1st 2022


3954 Comments


Edit: double post

Beardog
July 1st 2022


4201 Comments


very hyped for this

SteakByrnes
July 1st 2022


27411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This goes so hard so far

botb
July 1st 2022


15461 Comments


This band has never done anything for me, but I’m gonna check it bc all these high ratings

Wildcardbitchesss
July 1st 2022


7185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

god this is fucking killer.



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